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A 'Frozen' retail supply angers parents, saddens kids

Parents are furious about the 'Frozen' supply, of dresses and dolls -- and they won't let it go.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 06:48am EDT

Tags: Frozen, Disney, Rachel Nania

Black Friday sales don't offer the best deals

Excited for Black Friday? Shoppers may not find the best deals this year.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 07:49am EDT

Tags: Black Friday, alan etter, deals, Christmas, Cyber Monday, WTOP Saves You Money, shopping

Beloved Arlington teddy bear shop to close after 15 years

Agape Bears, a fixture of the Ballston Common Mall, is closing on Sunday. The beloved teddy bear shop has donated bears to police and fire departments as well as victims of natural disasters.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 02:47pm EST

Tags: teddy bears, Ballston Common Mall, store closing, Arlington, Hoai-Tran Bui


Toys to double-check this Christmas

The gifts have been purchased, wrapped and placed under the tree. Now, as children eagerly await the big day, have you asked if the toys are safe?

Monday - 12/24/2012, 06:04am EST

Tags: Christmas, Rosemary Frisino Toohey,

Lack of 'must have' toy hurts holiday retail sales

What's the hottest toy for the holidays this year? Well, there doesn't seem to be one.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 04:27am EST

Tags: holiday season, business

Striking gold with yesterday's toys

Remember those Star Wars collectibles from 1977 that sold for just a few dollars back then? These days, a Darth Vader with light saber can net $6,000.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 06:17am EST

Tags: collectibles

Freebies: Cupcakes and Pizza

Two cupcake shops are giving away cupcakes and a new pizza shop also has free food.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:26am EST

Tags: free stuff, Freebies, cupcakes, Crumbs Bake Shop, pizza, Fuel Pizza, Manassas, michelle basch